IPIRA Startups

IPIRA Startups

GenoptX, LLC

Brief Description

A CRISPR-based gene editing company.

Formerly known as Syncodi.

Timeline 2019. Company founded. Inventors

Jennifer Doudna, Abraham Isser Flamholz, Dana Nadler, Benjamin Oakes, David Frank Savage

Geneditor Biosciences, Inc.

Brief Description

Geneditor Biosciences is a pre-clinical stage gene editing company focused on the treatment of rare cancers with unmet medical needs.

Timeline 2021. Company founded. Inventor

Jennifer Doudna

Evercrisp Biosciences

Brief Description

Evercrisp Biosciences is a biotechnology company engineering self-deliverable CRISPR genome editors intended to improve the area of oncology. The company focuses on the discovery and development of protein-based genome editors as therapeutics for multiple disease areas, enabling healthcare organizations to have novel enzymes with high cell permeability and editing efficiency.

Timeline 2021. Company founded. Inventor

Jennifer Doudna

DNA Nanobots, LLC

Brief Description

With a portfolio of existing IP, DNA Nanobots develops products for targeted therapeutics and functionalized gene delivery. We have a dual approach, building partnerships to provide development expertise in the functionalization of DNA nanotechnology with experience in Gene Delivery, Vaccine Development, Targeted Drug Delivery, Biosensing, Immunotherapy, and Drug Discovery.

Timeline 2021. Company founded. Inventors

Jennifer Doudna, Enrique Lin Shiao, Rachael Lew

Secured Streams, Inc.

Brief Description

Software for document content search and comparison from large sets or across the web.

Timeline 2005. Company founded Inventors

Alexander Aiken, Joel Auslander, Steve Fink, Saul Schleimer, Anthony Tomasic, Daniel Wilkerson

EditPep, Inc.

Brief Description

CRISPR therapies enabled by a simple, potent delivery platform. The biotechnology company creates a class of peptides capable of delivering CRISPR enzymes into clinically-relevant and previously untransfectable cell types, enabling clients to get CRISPR therapies.

Timeline 2021. Company founded. 2023. Company participated Berkeley SkyDeck accelerator, Batch 16. Inventor

Ross Wilson, Dana Foss, Alexander Marson, Srishti Sahu, David-Huy Nguyen, John Hunsinger, Daniel Carr

Myo Corps

Brief Description

Measuring muscle mass through analysis of creatinine in urine samples. The company's proprietary D3Creatine dilution method to measure muscle mass, termed the Muscle Assessment Test (MAT), is being used to assess muscle mass in several NIH sponsored cohort studies including the Framingham Heart Study, Women's Health Inititiative, Tobago Longitudinal Aging Study, the Study on Muscle, Mobility, and Aging (SOMMA), and more. The goal is to achieve FDA approval for the MAT as a diagnostic test for muscle mass.

MyoCorps CEO William J. Evans, PhD, is an...

OmniTact

Brief Description

OmniTact was founded to commercialize a robotic manipulation sensor designed by researchers at UC Berkeley. The sensor uses micro-cameras to detect multi-directional deformations of a gel-based skin. It is designed to be used as a fingertip for robotic manipulation with robotic hands, and uses multiple micro-cameras to detect multi-directional deformations. This provides a rich signal from which a variety of different contact state variables can be inferred using modern image processing and computer vision methods.

Timeline 2020. Company founded...

nEye Systems

Brief Description nEye Systems is a next-generation optical switch company. Their programmable photonic integrated circuit integrates high-radix optical circuit switching on a Si chip and is a future-proof solution for Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Machine Learning (ML) systems and other high-performance computing environments. Their optical switches are poised to solve some of the biggest challenges facing the growth and adoption of AI/ML – the excessive costs of power requirements and network expansion. Timeline 2020. Company founded. Inventors

Sangyoon Han,...

SirenOpt

Brief Description

SirenOpt makes sensors and software that accelerate R&D and enable cost-effective manufacturing of high-performance micro- and nano-materials, including Lithium-ion batteries, membranes, semiconductors, flexible electronics, packaging materials, and many others. The company's real-time sensing and software platform, designed for cost-effective manufacturing of thin films, offers cold atmospheric plasmas and physics-informed machine learning that collects critical manufacturing data. The platform uses that data to quantify and mitigate manufacturing variability in real...